what I eat in a day // healthy and quick vegan meals

I wanted to make a quick What I Eat in a Day post and a quick update since I haven’t written anything here in almost a month. Last month I wanted to eat out less and eat a whole food plant-based diet (meaning no more vegan ice cream and takeout food for a week or two). I couldn’t believe how much better I felt almost instantly from not only not eating junk food, but also eating a larger volume of food. My rheumatoid flareups were few, and I also tried cutting out gluten to see if that would help (it seemed to help a bit!). The last week of the month I was lazy with my meals, so now I’m getting back on track and eating healthy again. Here’s what I eat in a day on a work day.

I didn’t feel like any breakfast food for breakfast so I made a bunch of food we had in our freezer.

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This was lots of veggies (spinach, carrots, green beans, peas, and corn), purple hull peas, and Gardein Porkless Bites without the sauce. I mixed some hummus and sriracha together and topped it with that and sesame seeds. This was super easy and nutritious to have before work.

Also for a quick snack before work I had two dates and a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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For lunch I ate some leftover gnocchi with spinach, diced tomatoes, and soyrizo. This was a quick and easy meal we had a few nights ago for dinner: We sautéed some yellow onions with soyrizo, then added to the pan a can of diced tomatoes. After the gnocchi boiled we added that to the pan with some spinach and nutritional yeast and dinner was done!

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It was hard to make this look pretty in the Tupperware, but it was way more delicious than it looked.

Finally for dinner I made a grilled cheese sandwich. I didn’t get home from work until 10pm, so I wanted something really quick and easy to make. I added some daiya mozzarella style shreds, pepperjack style shreds, and a couple pieces of Tofurky deli slices to some rye and pumpernickel bread and let the oven do all the work.

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On work days I try to get lots of protein and carbs in my diet since I’m on my feet for a few hours at a time and eating a ton of veggies helps to keep my energy and motivation up, even on bad days when I have flareups. Let me know what your go-to easy and healthy meals are in the comments, or on my instagram (healthy_ghost)!

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